The Canticle of Jack Kerouac by Lawrence Ferlinghetti #4

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#4

And the Four Sisters Diner

also known as “The Owl”

Sunday morning now

March Eighty-seven

or any year of Sunday specials

Scrambled eggs and chopped ham

the bright booths loaded with families

Lowell Greek and Gaspe French

Juoal patois and Argos argot

here incarnate

in the rush of blood of

American Sunday morning

And “Ti-Jean” Jack Kerouac

comes smiling in

baseball cap cocked up

hungry for the masses

in the Church of All Hungry Saints

haunt of all-night Owls

blessing every booth….

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